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2016themaninblack-683x1024The Man in Black Show

Starring Shawn Barker

Close your eyes and imagine the unique sound of Johnny Cash, as if it were live and for the first time in the early 1960’s.  Now open your eyes and experience this great singer songwriter recreated on stage in the hit musical tribute, The Man In Black, A Tribute to Johnny Cash.  The Man In Black Show offers a retro look, sound and feel into the performance of American Icon Johnny Cash. The show delivers the raw prowess that made Johnny Cash a 20th century pop culture figure, while capturing his ability to cross musical genres, age and ethnic barriers to bring a classic sound that is immediately recognized.  The show also features hits made famous with June Carter Cash and goes beyond the look of a younger Cash to feature his music right up to his death in September of 2003.  Widely acclaimed by the general public and critics alike the star of The Man in Black Show, Shawn Barker, is considered as the pre-eminent Johnny Cash tribute artist as well as an accomplished musician and singer songwriter.  Having an uncanny resemblance to the younger Cash, his portrayal is stunningly accurate and remarkably authentic.

The Man in Black Show | October 4, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets


2016abtcgov-663x1024Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada presents

Ghosts of Violence

in partnership with Mi’kmaq- Wolastoqey Centre 

This ballet has been creatively adapted to honour the Indigenous women of the Wabanaki Territory – the Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, and the Passamaquoddy. In the spirit of authentic reconciliation, Igor Dobrovolskiy, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada and Susan Chalmers-Gauvin have collaborated with faculty and volunteers to infuse Indigenous knowledge, culture and symbolism within Ghosts of Violence to bring attention to the issue for indigenous cultures and the broader community.

A showcase for the artistry and versatility of the critically acclaimed dancers of the Company, Ghosts of Violence is an emotionally charged work inspired by the lives of women who have lost their lives at the hands of an intimate partner. It is an innovative and poignant call for awareness, understanding and action. Through evocative lighting, theatre, music and multi-media, the ballet captures the memory of these silent victims and tells stories of their struggles, their hopes, their joys and our loss. This unique version of the ballet will also feature dancers and singers from the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre.

Ghosts of Violence | October 5, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

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